Posted April 30, 2012
Keep the water flowing.
Spring is when plants do most of their growing, and without adequate water during this period you may find that many of your plants never reach their maximum beauty. While we were fortunate to receive a lot of beneficial rain at the very beginning of the season, our weather has made the predictable shift to more sunshine and less precipitation. When Mother Nature isn't cooperating, we need to step in and make sure that enough water is being provided.
There are some simple rules to follow to properly water your plants and shrubs:
**Watering deeply and infrequently (not flooding - just deep watering) will encourage your plants roots to grow deeper into the soil. Sprinkling water on the surface of the soil will force roots to grow upwards in search of water, leaving your roots to dry out in hot weather.
**The best time to water is mid to late morning once the dew has dried from the plants. Plants often look hydrated in the early morning, but may actually be dry at their roots. It's important to "get to know your plants" and their needs. If the leaves are weak and droopy, that can mean they are too dry, OR too wet. Always check the soil for moisture. Watering late in the afternoon or evening encourages mildews and molds because the air and ground temperatures will be cooler for an extended period.
**The most accurate test of your soil's moisture is to pick up a handful and give it a squeeze. If the soil crumbles you've under watered, if you can extract water on the surface of the handful you've watered too much.
Our weather conditions can change frequently during spring (wasn't it 90 degrees last week?!) so keep in mind that rain and cooler temperatures will make a big difference on how your garden retains moisture.
Posted April 27, 2012
Lovely dirt helps create lovely gardens.
Few of us were blessed with rich, fertile soil when we began gardening. That's where soil amendments come in. Whether it's a large landscaping job or a few containers, nearly every planting job that we do requires the soil to be amended.
Through years of gardening in our community, we have perfected adding organic materials to provide richness and natural products to increase drainage. Give us a call today to schedule one of our gardeners to help get your soil in shape and on the road to providing a home to your plants and shrubs.
Market Day Postponed
Posted April 13, 2012
Business is blooming!
We feel so fortunate in this economy to have an abundance of work to keep all of our gardeners very busy. As a result of being so devoted to our clientís gardens, we are postponing our Market Day Saturday's indefinitely.
Our focus remains on serving YOU, our clients, so if you have any special needs such as plants or gardening tools please donít hesitate to contact us directly.